Our students are passionately devouring science fiction and fantasy series. So why don’t our reading and writing programs reflect this? Some thoughts on harnessing the power of these genres.
This week, we’re tackling the comprehension skill “story structure” featured in the Houghton Mifflin reading program. It’s absolute nuts and bolts (identify setting, character, and plot) and is part of the reading program beginning in Kindergarten. A quick pre-assessment verifies that my sixth graders have a thorough understanding of this material.